TOP 10 REASONS TO HOST YOUR EVENT AT CHAUTAUQUA 

WE NARROWED IT DOWN FOR YOU

Couple hiking in Chautauqua Meadow with Flatirons behind

1. SPECTACULAR VIEWS

CLOSE TO BOULDER’S ICONIC FLATIRONS MOUNTAINS

Chautauqua’s cottages and lodges are nestled directly below the Flatirons mountains, one of Colorado’s top visitor destinations with over a million visitors each year. Your group will marvel at dramatic views in every direction. No need to drive your party to a photo spot, just step outside your cottage door or venue to take your event pictures against one of the most glorious backdrops in the USA. 

2. PERFECT LOCATION

MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN BOULDER AND THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO

Explore the mountains, Boulder’s famous Pearl Street Mall, and the stunning CU Boulder campus, all just minutes from Chautauqua. There is truly something for everyone, from outdoor activities of all types, to fine dining, to great shopping and nightclubs – all within walking distance! 

Chautauqua entrance in spring with National Historic Landmark sign and Flatirons behind

3. NATIONAL HISTORIC          LANDMARK

THE COLORADO CHAUTAUQUA WAS FOUNDED IN 1898!

Of the 26 National Historic Landmarks in Colorado, only two offer lodging. Step back in time and become part of Chautauqua’s living history by staying in a historic cottage or attending an Auditorium or Community House event. For history buffs, we recommend our self-guided history tour, or read The Grand Assembly located in every cottage!

4. HISTORIC SPACES

CHOOSE FROM MANY OPTIONS

Our indoor and outdoor meeting and event venues cater to a wide range of events and add distinction to every meeting or celebration. Select from larger spaces like our Grand Assembly Room or Dining Hall or more intimate venues with lodging like the Mary H. Galey Cottage or Missions House Lodge.  Or choose the Auditorium Terrace or Picnic Shelter for an outdoor event with a view!

Community House set up for a meeting and reception with refreshments
Row of Chautauqua cottages summer

5. SAFE ACCOMMODATIONS

YOUR SAFETY IS OUR HGHEST PRIORITY

Chautauqua’s stand-alone cottages offer the ultimate in privacy and safety. Guests have their own cottage, most with screened porches, and never share hallways, stairways or elevators unless they prefer to stay in one of our historic lodges. Ceiling fans circulate fresh mountain air, while allergen-free floor coverings and our “Colorado Clean” hygiene measures take health and safety to Flatirons Heights.

6.  PLENTY OF LODGING OPTIONS

CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE

Your party can choose from studio cottages to eight-bedroom lodges, with many accessible options. Our spaces offer complimentary wi-fi, parking, and full kitchens or kitchenettes. Many cottages and lodge rooms have been recently restored for guest comfort while retaining their unique character and charming vintage touches. 

Couple in Chautauqua cottage, husband working at computer
man playing guitar on stage

7. UNLIMITED EXPERIENCES

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

Chautauqua is famous for its year round arts, culture and entertainment and is surrounded by miles of hiking trails and open-space. We also offer opportunities for  simple, fun team-building activities, including frisbee on the green, yoga, 3-on-3 basketball, pickle ball, and picnics, as well as catered gatherings at any of our venues.  Our experiences curator can also arrange guided nature hikes, skiing, fly fishing, horseback riding, golfing, spa treatments and just about anything else you can imagine!

8. MEMORIES THAT LAST 

MAKE YOUR EVENT SPECIAL

Chautauqua’s venues are not the cookie-cutter meeting rooms you find at other hotels. Our meeting spaces are infused with historic charm and have a unique ambiance that makes any business meeting, retreat, wedding, birthday, or  celebration special. Host a cocktail hour on the Auditorium terrace, ice cream social at the General Store, or a Western-style BBQ at the Picnic Shelter. Catering is easy and our friendly guest service team is here to help. 

Children having fun on the Dining Hall porch

9. FRIENDLY, HELPFUL TEAM 

ASK FOR HELP OR ADVICE ANYTIME

Our guest services team is here to make event planning easy – from your first inquiry until your last guest departs. Customize every detail of your event or pick from carefully prepared packages designed for different group sizes, event types and budgets. Tours are welcomed and you may email or call our team of event professionals any time you need advice or have a question. 

10. DISCOUNTS FOR GROUPS AND NONPROFITS

WE CAN WORK IT OUT

We offer a range of benefits and discounts for group bookings, both social and business. Discounts vary depending on group size and time of year, but our team is here to make sure you get the best deal possible. We also extend discounts to our fellow nonprofits! 

Working on computers in grass with Academic Hall behind